Christopher Boesen
Founder and President

Thomas Boesen

Chief Operations Officer

Sharon Boesen
Vice President, Marketing and Communications


Christopher Boesen is the founder and President of Tiber Creek Associates of Capitol Hill, Inc.

Chris' interest in politics began during college when he interned and worked as a staff assistant in the office of Senator Pete Domenici of New Mexico. Not only did this experience serve as an introduction to government, it allowed him to work for his home state and began his career-long association with Native American issues.

During the 104th Congress, Chris worked for the House Banking and Financial Services Committee. Chris' responsibilities included speech writing and press relations, but also extended to policy-making in areas such as Indian housing and hospital finance. Chris worked with Housing Subcommittee Chairman Rick Lazio to craft the landmark Native American Housing Assistance and Self-Determination Act of 1996. While on the subcommittee Chris was also the liaison to the House Appropriations Committee and the House Committee on the Budget.

Senate Indian Affairs Committee Chairman Ben Nighthorse Campbell appointed Chris to serve as the Committee's policy specialist for Indian housing and economic development during the 105th Congress. While on the Committee staff Chris also managed joint Indian Affairs/Banking Committee oversight hearings on HUD programs and drafted legislation that sought to increase private investment on Indian reservations around the country.

In 1997 Chris became Executive Director of the National American Indian Housing Council, a not-for-profit organization providing services to and representing the interests of hundreds of Indian tribes across the continental U.S., Alaska and Hawaii. While serving as NAIHC's chief executive, Chris founded NAIHC's Mortgage Partnership Program, which brought tribes and bankers from across the nation to find ways to increase native homeownership and private capital investment on Indian Country. Chris also founded and served as the first publisher of Native American Housing News.

In January, 2001 Chris became part of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development "parachute team," a group of five Presidential appointees tasked with taking over the agency before Senate-confirmed officials were in place.

Chris' first year in the Administration was spent as the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Legislation where he represented the Department and the President Bush on housing and economic development issues before the Congress. HUD Secretary Mel Martinez then appointed him to his personal staff where Chris served as the Secretary's Policy Advisor. In this position Chris continued to work with the Congress as well as the White House, OMB and various HUD offices to formulate HUD policies.

In March of 2003 Chris was appointed to be the Director of the Federal Office of Insured Health Care Facilities within the Federal Housing Administration. The office administers HUD's hospital mortgage insurance program. Under Chris' leadership the program expanded dramatically, including the first-ever FHA insurance for rural critical access hospitals and new records in loan volume without a single claim against the insurance fund — despite a mortgage insurance portfolio of nearly $8 billion.

Chris' campaign experience includes working with a variety of candidates across the country, most notably serving as campaign manager for John McClaughry, the 1992 Republican nominee for Governor of Vermont. Chris has also served as a consultant and advisor on campaigns both in the United States and in Great Britain.

Prior to working for the Congress, Chris was a reporter for CD Publications, a Washington-area newsletter publisher where he was Assistant Editor and Senior Housing Reporter for Housing Affairs Letter and Community Development Digest. He also served as co-editor of CD Publications' Federal Housing Register.

Chris is a published author and has lectured on the American political system across the United States and Europe. He is currently an adjunct faculty member at American University's School of Communications. He also works as a professional musician in the Washington area.

Chris graduated from the American University in 1993 with a degree in Political Science and received a Master of Arts degree in Communications (Journalism and Public Affairs) from AU in 1995.

Chris, his wife Sharon and their four children live on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC.